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Marketing brings readers the most important news in the industry and delves into the issues behind the headlines.

It is firmly established as the leading source of information for the marketing community, delivering insightful analysis and powerful comment pieces from award winning experts including  Helen Edwards Mel Exon Will Harris and  Tracey Follows .

Marketing is home to exclusive industry data, such as its unique Adwatch poll of which TV ads consumers recall. It also gives readers access to the largest number of marketing jobs in the UK.

Founded in 1931, the magazine has given the big picture of what's going on in the marketing, media and advertising industries for more than 80 years.


Rachel Barnes, editor,  rachel.barnes@haymarket.com

Rachel is the editor of  Marketing. She joined the team in 2010, but was a reporter on the magazine back in 2004. In between, she held roles at  The Grocer and  Drapers , plus freelanced across retail titles. Rachel was part of the team who relaunched the magazine and website back in 2013.

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Gemma Charles, deputy editor,  gemma.charles@haymarket.com

Gemma is deputy editor at  Marketing  and has worked for the magazine since 2007.

Gemma covers politics and public affairs and oversees Adwatch, My Month, Social Tracker, Frontline and The Essay in the magazine.

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Nicola Kemp, features editor,  nicola.kemp@haymarket.com

Nicola Kemp is the features editor of  Marketing ; writing and commissioning content across all sectors of the magazine. She is an experienced public speaker with substantial journalistic experience spanning titles including WGSN, M&M Global, Reuters, The Guardian, The Observer and Bloomberg, Nicola has appeared on programs including BBC breakfast, Sky News and Radio 4. Her specialist areas include marketing to women, social media, new technology and emerging consumer trends. 

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Shona Ghosh,  technology editor shona.ghosh@haymarket.com

Shona covers all things tech and joined  Marketing  n 2014 from PC Pro. She covers technology, entertainment, sports, fashion and looks after Tech: Deciphered in the mag. When not absorbed in virtual reality, Shona can be seen falling off climbing walls to remind herself she’s a human, not an android.

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Simon Gwynn,  reporter  simon.gwynn@haymarket.com

Simon joined the Marketing team in 2016, from The Grocer  where he was a reporter on the Buying & Supplying desk, where he covered  fmcg product news. His area of expertise was beers & spirits, cereals, sauces & condiments and savoury snacks. 

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Alex Player, digital content manager,  alexander.player@haymarket.com

Alex joined Marketing in 2014 from The Daily Mirror and is  Marketing’s resident digital guru, with responsibility for the day to day running of the website, content layout, coding, graphics and implementing new ideas and features into Marketing.

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